KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: The Public Authority for Manpower has revoked the licenses of 3 domestic labor offices for violating rules and regulations, reports Al- Qabas daily. Statistics issued by PAM show 286 complaints were registered with the authority during last January and 57 were referred to the judiciary.
It indicated 133 complaints were against workers who had escaped from the sponsors and quit their job, in addition to 141 other cases from employers against their workers.
The total number of domestic workers registered with the Ministry of Interior is 719,988 until last January. PAM stated 93 complaints were settled amicably between the conflicting parties. Meanwhile, the Public Authority for Manpower says it does not need the approval of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as was the case previously.
Reliable sources told the Al-Seyassah, PAM and all labor departments do not currently require the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to certify any signature/approval for all companies in the private sector, noting that the chamber used to charge approximately 70 Kuwaiti dinars for the first time. The sources explained although PAM was previously demanding certification from the Chamber, it did not mention the reasons for stopping it, pointing out that other institutions may request certification.